Chess Pie Help Please

@yoyo1198 (3643)
United States
January 1, 2011 5:17am CST
Last night I made a chess pie. I followed the directions exactly as it was the first time I'd made the recipe. It didn't end up awful but it's not like any chess pie I've ever eaten. The undercrust was soggy and the filling wasn't set well. I cooked it just a little beyond the recommended time so it should have set, right? Even left it in the oven during the cool-down. I used 5 eggs, brown and granulated sugar and melted butter. Should the butter have been left solid and creamed with the sugar? I had researched recipes and one only site said not to melt the butter. It also called for heavy cream which I used but really didn't see the point to that. So do any of you have any recommendations or thoughts about this folly?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Jan 11
Happy new year. Sounds to me as if it didn't cook long enough for one thing. U can't always go my the cooking directions because ovens differ.I never heard of putting cream in a chess pie. I always melt my buteer. Have a great recipe for chess pie if u'd like to have it just pm me.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
1 Jan 11
Having not cooked long enough shouldn't have made the crust soggy should it? It was in the oven a good hour as I made allowance for the extra time it took me to open the oven and put on foil around the crust to keep it from getting too brown. That took a bit. Thanks for your reply and Happy New Year too you as well. Maybe I should make a resolution to make a better chess pie, huh? P.S. I've sent FR so I can get your recipe.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Jan 11
Sounds to me like your oven was not hot enough.I'm sorry it didn't turn out well.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
12 Mar 11
tHANKS FOR THE BR. Hope u have a great weekend.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Now you've made me curious and I'll have to look up the recipe for this one.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi, kenzie....You're a Northerner, aren't you? Chess pie is pretty much a staple in the south. If you find a good recipe (try allrecipes.com) and make one, you'll love it. Thanks for looking in.